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Petition (Semester or Year Abroad)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: Junior, Second Semester Sophomore, Senior
Center for International Programs
Program Description:
Saint Joseph's University students who wish to attend a university or study abroad program that is not currently affiliated with or approved by SJU and therefore not recognized for academic credit must petition the Center for International Programs through the online application system.   Please note that this is only an option for students who have specific academic needs that can not be met on any of the current Saint Joseph’s approved programs; petitions for programs that are largely duplicate to, or are in enrollment competition with, existing Saint Joseph’s programs, reciprocal university exchanges, or recognized affiliated programs in the same city or country are not normally approved. 

Before beginning an application, we strongly advise students to carefully research program options.  Students can browse through the brochures available in the CIP office, meet with the Study Abroad Advisor, or they can research programs independently.  While we do not endorse or, these sites have been useful to previous SJU students when researching study abroad programs.

As part of the application process, students will be asked to request a recommendation from their Academic Advisor. Therefore, before preparing a petition, the student should consult with their Advisor to discuss their specific interest in study abroad and how the experience will fit into their academic program.  This is also a good time to discuss possible course selection and planning. It is also suggested that the student discuss a "backup plan" with their Academic Advisor (and the Study Abroad Advisor) in the event the petition is not approved.

A committee reviews completed petitions and makes a recommendation to the CIP to either approve or reject the petition. Petitions are judged on the merit of the student’s academic objectives in relation to specific study abroad opportunities for which they are seeking approval, and petitioners are expected to have superior grades and sound academic preparation.  

If the student’s petition is approved, the student’s study abroad program will be administered by Saint Joseph’s University in the same way as all other study abroad programs and the student must pay Saint Joseph’s tuition. Please review the SJU Semester Abroad Policy for more information regarding costs associated with semester abroad.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.